These celebrities became parents at an early age – but they were able to Keep the stardom shining
There is simply nothing wrong with deciding to become a young parent, however, one must be fully prepared to take the responsibility. Celebrities can afford to become young parents because they have the money to spend on nannies who would look after their kids full time. Below, you will find a list of ten celebrities who decided to become parents when they were very young.
1 Bristol Palin
Bristol Palin, the daughter of politician Sarah Palin became a mother when she was only 18 years old. She and Levi Johnston welcomed their boy into the world in 2008. The couple is still unmarried. Bristol is a public speaker and usually covers the topics of teen pregnancy and the issues involved in it. She also hosts a reality TV show. She is doing a great job of being a mother.
2 Anna Nicole Smith
Anna Nicole Smith was a teenage girl when she gave birth to her kid. She met Billy Wayne Smith while she was working at a restaurant. They fell in love and got married. Her son was born in 1986. She was only seventeen then. She split with her husband and took several different jobs until she was selected to pose for Playboy magazine.
3 Jamie Lynn Spears
Jamie Lynn Spears’ claim to popularity is the fact that she is the little sister of Britney Spears. She also starred in a TV show but could never compare to her elder sister until she became pregnant at an early age of 16. She never asked her doctor for birth control due to embarrassment. The father of her daughter is Casey Aldridge. The couple was not able to make their relationship work and split up in the year 2010. Jamie Lynn married Jamie Watson in 2014.
4 Solange Knowles
Most people know about Beyonce’s beautiful and talented sister Solange. Solange was in a relationship with footballer Daniel Smith. They conceived a child when Solange was only 18 years old. The couple called it quits in 2007. However, they are still on very good terms since they realized that their child should not suffer due to their split up. Solange thinks that being a mother is a blessing and tries her best to be a great mom.
5 Sofia Vergara
The Columbian model was discovered by a photographer on a beach. The incident helped in starting her career. When she was 18, she married her childhood friend Joe Gonzalez. They welcomed their baby boy into the world in the same year that they got married. The couple couldn’t keep their marriage and parted ways just a year later. Vergara continued with her career and became one of the famous world models. She has an excellent relationship with her son, Manolo.
6 Lil Wayne
Lil Wayne became famous when he became known as the youngest person to join Cash Money Records. Most of his fans are unaware that he is one of those young celebrities that became parents way too young. At the age of only 15, Wayne got her girlfriend pregnant. She was 14 at the time. Five years after welcoming their child into the world, the couple got married. Sadly, the marriage only lasted 2 years. Lil Wayne has three other kinds from other women.
7 Maya Angelou
Maya Angelou is arguably the world’s most inspirational poet. She has also inspired artists as well as other writers from around the world. Moreover, she has more than 30 doctorals to her name, written countless poems and seven autobiographies. Her writing is so powerful because she had a very difficult life having been sexually abused by her mother’s boyfriend. She had sexual intercourse with a young man which resulted in her getting pregnant. She gave birth to their child when she was only 17 years old.
8 LeBron James
Regarded as a gifted athlete, LeBron James fell in love with Savannah Brinson and married her in 2013. Since his teenage years, LeBron has been managing a family. He is a good person and even better as a father. LeBron is a phenomenal athlete but his family would say that his real talent lies in the home.
9 Keisha Castle-Hughes
Keisha Castle-Hughes became famous when she was nominated for an Oscar for her performance in the movie Whale Rider. She was the youngest actor to be nominated at that time. When she was sixteen, she and her boyfriend Bradley Hull brought their daughter into the world. The couple split up in 2010. Keisha later married Jonathan Morrison.
10 Aretha Franklin
Aretha Franklin has a very beautiful voice. From a very early age she knew that she got a great talent. At the age of just 12 years, Aretha gave birth to Clarence, her son. At the age of 14, she conceived and gave birth to her second child. The children were raised by her aunt since Aretha was busy with her career. The identity of the father of these children has never been revealed.